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Saxon Switzerland

For those who prefer an active vacation, there are numerous sights and destinations to discover in Saxon Switzerland, with our Travel Guide being a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure. Enjoy browsing!
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Attractions in Saxon Switzerland


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Hiking trail · Saxon Switzerland
Painters Trail (all stages/official version)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 115.7 km
Duration 44:15 h
Ascent 3,524 m
Descent 3,563 m

Painters Trail (all stages/official version by the tourism association of Saxon Switzerland)   Fascination not only for Romantics Following the ...

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from Yvonne Brückner,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.2 km
Duration 4:49 h
Ascent 665 m
Descent 450 m

No trail in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains deserves more to be called a panorama trail. Impressive views of the Winterberg massif, the Schrammstein ...

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from Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
Hiking trail · Saxon Switzerland
Up the Großer Zschirnstein
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 359 m
Descent 359 m

This tour takes you over the Kleiner Zschirnstein to the Großer Zschirnstein, the highest mountain in the German Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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from Sandra Fischer,   ADAC Wanderführer
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.3 km
Duration 4:20 h
Ascent 393 m
Descent 393 m

Medium-difficulty tour through the climbing paradise Rosenthal-Bielatal

from Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
recommended route Difficulty
Distance 2.4 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 73 m
Descent 73 m

from Christina Czach,   Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
Cycling · Saxon Switzerland
Around the Bastei Bridge
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 80.5 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 1,385 m
Descent 1,436 m

This round requires some physical fitness. There are various climbs to master. The landscape is very attractive.

from Mandy Krebs,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
Cycling · Saxon Switzerland
From Pirna to Krippen
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 50.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 912 m
Descent 903 m

This challenging bike tour takes us over the peaks and through the valleys between Pirna, Bad Gottleuba, Rosenthal-Bielatal to Krippen.

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from Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
Difficulty moderate
Distance 31 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 603 m
Descent 603 m

From the car park at the Marie-Louise-Stolln visitor mine in Berggießhübel, drive down the valley and pass the iron road. It used to be used as a ...

from Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
Cycling · Saxon Switzerland
Sebnitz - Kirnitzschtal Cycle Route
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 38.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 883 m
Descent 883 m

The tour leads from Sebnitz to the Kirnitzschtal and back again. There are a few inclines to be completed.

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from Mandy Krebs,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
Cycling · Saxon Switzerland
Castle Tour
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 34.8 km
Duration 2:15 h
Ascent 418 m
Descent 396 m

On this tour you can discover some sights such as the baroque garden Großsedlitz, Weesenstein Castle or Kuckkuckstein Castle. You will pass ...

from Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz,   Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
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Stiegentour Sächsische Schweiz - Extended (Schrammsteine) by Falk
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When did you do this route? November 27, 2022
Photo: Falk Lembke, Community
Photo: Falk Lembke, Community
Photo: Falk Lembke, Community
Photo: Falk Lembke, Community
Photo: Falk Lembke, Community
Um den Winterberg. by G.
November 29, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? November 28, 2022
Panoramatour aus Bad Schandau auf die Schrammsteine by Ann-Christin
November 14, 2022 · Community
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Photo: Ann-Christin Kenter, Community
Photo: Ann-Christin Kenter, Community
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Destinations in Saxon Switzerland